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Epic Pen Alternatives for Linux

Epic Pen is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Ardesia, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Epic Pen and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Epic Pen are Gromit-MPX, Pylote and ScreenPen.

Epic Pen alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Magnifiers or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Epic Pen.
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  1. Ardesia icon

    Ardesia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    10 alternatives to Ardesia 

    Ardesia is an usefull software for use your desktop as a Sketchpad. You can write, markup and erase, also, of course, you can use your desktop as normal desktop.

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    Discontinued

    According to website, no new version since 2012, latest issue reported was 2015.Just tested in Ubuntu 18.04, doesn't work. Was also reported to not work in Ubuntu 14.04.

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    Most users think Ardesia is a great alternative to Epic Pen.
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    because it helps me make my videos better.

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    Draw, record and have fun!

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    Gromit-MPX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Ubuntu
    15 alternatives to Gromit-MPX 

    Gromit-MPX is an on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland.

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    1.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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  3. Pylote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python
    10 alternatives to Pylote 

    Pylote is a software making it possible to draw on the screen of the computer, like handling various instruments of geometry.

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    ScreenPen

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to ScreenPen 

    Screen annotation software which allows drawing directly on the screen. It is an open source and multiplatform (all systems that support Python) alternative to tools such as Epic Pen.

     ScreenPen has no features, suggest some!
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